• 37 Seconds

    Эзотерика. Парапсихология. Тайны
    Like Proof of Heaven and To Heaven and Back, a medical drama with heavenly implications in which a woman receives premonitions of her death that come true, and her discovery of the heavenly help available to all of us. When she was pregnant with her second child, Stephanie Arnold had a sudden and overwhelming premonition that she would die during the delivery. Though she tried to tell the medical team and her family what was going to happen, neither the doctors nor her loved ones gave her warnings credence. Finding no physical indications that anything was wrong, they attributed her foreboding to hormones and anxiety. One member of the medical team did take her concerns seriously enough, and made the fateful decision to order extra units of blood “just in case.” Then, during the delivery, Stephanie suffered a rare Amniotic Fluid Embolism. She went into cardiac arrest and flat-lined for 37 seconds. She died. Using the supplementary blood, the medical team revived her, and she remained unconscious for more than six days. After months of recovery, Stephanie began to remember details of her experience, details she knew because she had witnessed the entire dramatic event, including her death, from outside her body—beside other spirits that were with her. In this remarkable true story, Stephanie recounts her harrowing journey and shares her surprising spiritual discoveries: we are not alone and have more loving help than we can imagine surrounding us.

  • Waking Energy

    Эзотерика. Парапсихология. Тайны
    Modern life can be stressful and depleting. We all want more energy, but choosing among the variety of wellness practices can be overwhelming. Now, with life-changing wellness program Waking Energy, you don’t have to. Instead, Waking Energy features seven distinct practices that can stand alone as their own complete rituals, or as parts of a whole, including: Qigong, Kundalini Yoga, The Tibetan Rites, Pilates, Yin Yoga, Inner Smile and Cosmic Healing Sounds, and Meditation.   Combining the best of Western athleticism, Eastern philosophies, and ancient practices from the greatest wisdom traditions, Waking Energy invites you to develop a level of energy mastery that will empower, enliven, enlighten, and engender true transformation in your health, spiritual richness, and longevity and ·         develop the body you’ve always dreamed of ·         liberate the hidden power of your mind ·         unleash your greatest focus and concentration ·         learn the tools to live your very best and longest life   Each chapter focuses on one tradition, succinctly explaining its philosophy and the relevant exercises and movement sequences, and includes a quick reference guide for daily practice. Jennifer also offers step-by-step advice for combining the techniques to truly transform your health, fitness, and spiritual insight, and enhance your longevity.   With simplicity, clarity, and grace, Waking Energy shows you how to experience a joyful connection to yourself and tap into an astonishing reserve of power to create your healthiest, most vibrant self.

  • The Toltec Art of Life and Death

    Эзотерика. Парапсихология. Тайны
    The beloved teacher of spiritual wisdom and author of the phenomenal New York Times and international bestseller The Four Agreements takes readers on a mystical Toltec-inspired personal journey, introducing us to a deeper level of spiritual teaching and awareness. In 2002, Don Miguel Ruiz suffered a near fatal heart attack that left him in a nine-weeks-long coma. The spiritual journey he undertook while suspended between this world and the next forms the heart of The Toltec Art of Life and Death, a profound and mystical tale of spiritual struggle. As his body lies unconscious, Ruiz’s spirit encounters the people, ideas, and events that have shaped him, illuminating the eternal struggle between life—unending energy and truth—and death—matter and subjective knowledge—in which we are all called to engage. Over ten years in the making, The Toltec Art of Life and Death invites readers into the mind of a master of spiritual seeking, offering an unparalleled and intimate glimpse into the development of a soul. In this culmination of a lifetime's learning, Ruiz shares with readers the innermost workings of his singular heart and mind, and summons us to grapple with timeless insights, drawn from ancient Toltec wisdom, that are the essence of transformation.

  • Why I Left, Why I Stayed

    Христианство
    Over a Thanksgiving dinner, fifty-year-old Bart Campolo announced to his Evangelical pastor father, Tony Campolo, that after a lifetime immersed in the Christian faith, he no longer believed in God. The revelation shook the Campolo family dynamic and forced father and son to each reconsider his own personal journey of faith—dual spiritual investigations into theology, faith, and Humanism that eventually led Bart and Tony back to one another. In Why I Left, Why I Stayed, the Campolos reflect on their individual spiritual odysseys and how they evolved when their paths diverged. Tony, a renowned Christian teacher and pastor, recounts his experience, from the initial heartbreak of discovering Bart’s change in faith, to the subsequent healing he found in his own self-examination, to his embracing of his son’s point of view. Bart, an author and Humanist chaplain at the University of Southern California, considers his faith journey from Progressive Christianity to Humanism, revealing how it affected his outlook and transformed his relationship with his father. As Why I Left, Why I Stayed makes clear, a painful schism between father and son that could have divided them irreparably became instead an opening that offered each an invaluable look not only at what separated them, but more importantly, what they shared.

  • Dethroning Mammon

    Христианство
    The first Archbishop of Canterbury's Lent Book to be written by the Archbishop Justin Welby himself

  • The Sacrament Of Baptism In The Second Century

    Христианство
    The Sacrament of Baptism is the most beautiful thing that happens in someone's life. The gifts received from God during the Sacrament of Baptism are the most wonderful gifts that a person can receive during his life. During the Sacrament of Baptism the most enriching thing happens to a person, something that most Christians do not even realize. A complete transformation takes place in the life of a person and this transformation is what it means to be "reborn". Therefore it does not only cleanse the flesh and body but our soul. "By reason, therefore, of this laver of repentance and knowledge of God, which has been ordained on account of the transgression of god?s people, as Isaiah cries, we have believed, and testify that that very baptism which he announced is alone able to purify those who have repented; and this is the water of life. But the cisterns which you have dug for yourselves are broken and profitless to you. For what is the use of that baptism which cleanses that flesh and body alone? Baptize the soul from wrath and from covetousness, from envy, and from hatred; and, lo! the body is pure! (Dial.14.1-2)

  • In God's Hands

    Христианство
    Available for the first time in English, the private reflections of the modern pope recently elevated to sainthood—deeply personal writings that reveal a spiritual leader who agonized over his service to God, continually questioning whether he was doing enough. As the head of the Roman Catholic Church for twenty-five years, from the final decades of the twentieth century to the first years of the new millennium, Pope John Paul II significantly impacted our world. As famous as a rock star, this powerful leader who conferred with numerous heads of state was the ultimate model of wisdom and religious commitment for numerous Catholics around the globe. Throughout much of his adult life, from 1962 until two years before his death in 2003, John Paul II kept a series of private diaries in which he disclosed his innermost thoughts, impressions, and concerns. Written in his native Polish and never before available in English until now, these journals provide intimate and deeply moving insight into a man, a priest, and a saint’s spirituality and a life devoted completely to God. In God’s Hands lays bare the soul of this powerful, influential statesman, revealing a devout man untouched by his celebrity status; a selfless servant of God who spent decades questioning whether he was worthy of the role he was called to carry out. Over forty years, from his bishopric in Krakow to his election to the papacy to his final years, one question guided him: "Am I serving God?" Entrusted to his personal secretary—who defied John Paul II’s instructions to burn them after his death—these notebooks provide us with a privileged glimpse into the life of a humble man who never took for granted his mission or his exalted role in the church and in the world.

  • Healing Spiritual Wounds

    Христианство
    An effective plan to help those suffering from wounds inflicted by the church find spiritual healing and a renewed sense of faith. Raised as a conservative Christian, minister and author Carol Howard Merritt discovered that the traditional institutions she grew up in inflicted great pain and suffering on others. Though she loved the spirituality the church provided, she knew that, because of sexism, homophobia, and manipulative religious politics, established religious institutions weren’t always holy or safe. Instead of offering refuge, these institutions have betrayed people’s hearts and souls. “People have suffered religious abuse,” she writes, “which can be different from physical injury or psychological trauma.” Though participation and affiliation in traditional religious institutions is waning, many people still believe in God. Merritt contends that many leave the church because they have lost trust in the institution, not in God. Healing Spiritual Wounds addresses the church’s dichotomous image—as a safe space and as a dangerous place—and provides a way to restore personal faith and connection to God for those who have been hurt or betrayed by established institutions of faith. Merritt lays out a multistage plan for moving from pain to spiritual rebirth, from recovering theological and emotional shards to recovering communal wholeness. Merritt does not sugarcoat the wrongs institutions long seen as trustworthy have inflicted on many innocent victims. Sympathetic, understanding, and deeply positive, she offers hope and a way to help them heal and reclaim the spiritual joy that can make them whole again.

  • What Is the Bible?

    Христианство
    Rob Bell, the beloved author of Love Wins and What We Talk About When We Talk About God, goes deep into the Bible to show how it is more revelatory, revolutionary, and relevant than we ever imagined—and offers a cogent argument for why we need to look at it in a fresh, new way. In Love Wins, Rob Bell confronted the troubling questions that many people of faith were afraid to ask about heaven, hell, fate, and faith. Using the same inspired, inquisitive approach, he now turns to our most sacred book, the Bible. What Is the Bible? provides insights and answers that make clear why the Bible is so revered and what makes it truly inspiring and essential to our lives. Rob takes us deep into actual passages to reveal the humanity behind the Scriptures. You cannot get to the holy without going through the human, Rob tells us. When considering a passage, we shouldn’t ask "Why did God say . . .?" To get to the heart of the Bible’s meaning, we should be asking: "What’s the story that’s unfolding here and why did people find it important to tell it? What was it that moved them to record these words? What was happening in the world at that time? What does this passage/story/poem/verse/book tell us about how people understood who they were and who God was at that time?" In asking these questions, Rob goes beyond the one-dimensional question of "is it true?" to reveal the Bible’s authentic transformative power. Rob addresses the concerns of all those who see the Bible as God’s Word but are troubled by the ethical dilemmas, errors, and inconsistencies in Scripture. With What Is the Bible?, he recaptures the Good Book’s magic and reaffirms its power and inspiration to shape and inspire our lives today.

  • Grounded

    Христианство
    The headlines are clear: religion is on the decline in America as many people leave behind traditional religious practices. Diana Butler Bass, leading commentator on religion, politics, and culture, follows up her acclaimed book Christianity After Religion by arguing that what appears to be a decline actually signals a major transformation in how people understand and experience God. The distant God of conventional religion has given way to a more intimate sense of the sacred that is with us in the world. This shift, from a vertical understanding of God to a God found on the horizons of nature and human community, is at the heart of a spiritual revolution that surrounds us — and that is challenging not only religious institutions but political and social ones as well. Grounded explores this cultural turn as Bass unpacks how people are finding new spiritual ground by discovering and embracing God everywhere in the world around us—in the soil, the water, the sky, in our homes and neighborhoods, and in the global commons. Faith is no longer a matter of mountaintop experience or institutional practice; instead, people are connecting with God through the environment in which we live. Grounded guides readers through our contemporary spiritual habitat as it points out and pays attention to the ways in which people experience a God who animates creation and community. Bass brings her understanding of the latest research and studies and her deep knowledge of history and theology to Grounded. She cites news, trends, data, and pop culture, weaves in spiritual texts and ancient traditions, and pulls it all together through stories of her own and others' spiritual journeys. Grounded observes and reports a radical change in the way many people understand God and how they practice faith. In doing so, Bass invites readers to join this emerging spiritual revolution, find a revitalized expression of faith, and change the world.

  • Simply Good News

    Христианство
    The bishop, Bible scholar, modern heir to C. S. Lewis, and revered author of Simply Christian and Simply Jesus offers a fresh look at the Gospel, explaining why Jesus’ message is “good news” and why it is more timely and transforming today than we know. The Gospel means good news. But if the message has been around for 2,000 years, what makes it significant today? What’s so “good” about stories involving damnation, violence, and a God who sacrifices his only son? Noted Bible scholar N.T. Wright shows us how Christians today have lost sight of what the “good news” of the gospel really is. In Simply Good News, he takes us back in time to reveal how the people of the first-century—the gospel’s original audience—would have received Jesus’ message. He offer a clear and thoughtful analysis of what the “good news” really is, and applies it to our lives today, revealing its power to transform us.

  • From slavery to freedom: Reflection on Israel self image in Exodus 19

    Христианство
    The concept of Israel’s priesthood holds an important position not only in the Pentateuch but also in the rest of the Old Testament. Its placement in the Tanak has greatly influenced Jewish and Christian theology over the centuries. However, very little critical research has been done into its exegetical and theological foundations. This book therefore provides a detail exegetical and theological understanding of Israel’s priestly calling in the narrative of Exodus and its intertextual readings in the New Testaments (1 Pet. 2:1-10, Rev. 1:6; 5:10; 20:6). To achieve this purpose the analysis employed the rhetorical criticism to deal with the rhetorical question of the text as it relates to the issue of Israel’s priestly identity and mission. The study discloses that the concept of ‘priestly nation’ continues to play a key role in shaping the identity of contemporary Ghanaian Charismatic Churches.

  • Библия. Книги Священного Писания Ветхого и Нового Завета

    Христианство
    Предлагаем вашему вниманию книгу "Библия. Книги Священного Писания Ветхого и Нового Завета".

  • Getting Religion

    Религия
    Kenneth L. Woodward, one of the most well-respected journalists in the United States, served as Newsweek's religion editor and chief religion writer for almost forty years, reporting from five continents and contributing more than 700 articles, essays, and book reviews, including nearly 100 cover stories, to the magazine. In this new book, Woodward tells a truly American story about how faith shaped, and continues to shape, our culture and politics (and vice versa). Recent polls from Pew and others attest to the changing demographics of believers in the United States. This book provides historical insights into why these changes have happened (and why some of the information that is being touted by mainstream media may actually be wrong). From the myopic optimism of the 50s,to the civil rights battles of the 60s, to the evangelicalism of Billy Graham and Bill Bright, to the years of Carter, Reagan, Bush Sr., Clinton, Bush, and Obama, we get eye-opening answers to the questions: Is religion really an important part of the American experience? And why do people believe and act the way they do when it comes to religion? Impeccably researched and thought-provoking, this book is perfect for an NPR and Charlie Rose crowd of informed readers looking to understand a topic that continues to cause devotion and division in equal parts.


  • Translations of Quran and Yusuf Ali's Works

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    This work investigates the notions of Quranic translation with a particular reference to the Abdullah Yusuf Ali’s, the interpreter of holy Quran, life and critical appraisal on some of his works. This study shows translations in different languages and of various sects such as orientalists, non-believers, Sunni, Qadiyani and so on, how they approached Quran, in their translations, including a particular hint to mistakes took place in it. This study will exhibit the linguistic, grammatical, theological, philosophical errors of the Abdulla Yusuf Ali, by giving accurate answers to his wrong arguments, corroborating from Holy Quran and Prophet Hadiths. And this highlights the problems and semantic issues of his translation. This critical analysis aims at exploring the errors of translators by indicating their correct views for their distorted thoughts. This research consists of an introduction, three chapters and a conclusion. After learning Yusuf Ali’s translation, researcher has found that Ali has been fallen in his work in many dogmatic errors relating to some theological matters and anti-reason arguments.

  • Художник шахмат И. С. Шумов

    Спорт
    В истории шахмат Илья Степанович Шумов (1819-1881) занимает своеобразное место. Он был учеником и современ­ником первых русских мастеров - А. Д. Петрова и К. А. Я ни­ша. Вместе с ними он прокладывал первые борозды на полях отечественного шахматного искусства. С конца 40-х - начала 50х годов И. С. Шумов принял деятельное участие во все­стороннем развитии древней игры: с успехом состязался в петербургских турнирах и матчах, исследовал теорию одного из распространенных в то время дебютов, составлял задачи и этюды, организовывал шахматные собрания и клубы, сло­вом, был неутомимым организатором и пропагандистом шахмат в России. В середине 60-х годов, когда плеяда шахматных пионеров сошла со сцены - умер Петров, углубился в свои математические изыскания Я ниш, почти отошел от шахмат­ной практики С. Урусов - И. С. Шумов не дал упасть рус­скому шахматному знамени. Он с честью пронес эстафету к следующему поколению русских шахматистов, к достойным преемникам первых мастеров. Непосредственно из рук Шумова взял это знамя М. И. Чигорин, основоположник оте­чественной шахматной школы.

  • Межзональный шахматный турнир в Стокгольме 1952 года

    Спорт
    Москва, 1954 год. Издательство "Физкультура и спорт". Издательский переплет. Сохранность хорошая. Особое место среди многочисленных побед на международных соревнованиях по шахматам занимает блестящая победа на межзональном турнире в Стокгольме 1952 года. Главная особенность этого соревнования заключается в том, что в пятерку победителей вошли четыре молодых советских шахматиста, до этого времени не имевшие почти никакого опыта международных встреч. Имена Т.Петросяна, М.Тайманова, Е.Геллера, Ю.Авербаха до этого турнира встречались главным образом в таблицах шахматных соревнований, проведенных внутри Советского Союза. Настоящий турнирный сборник содержит в себе все 210 партий, сыгранных на межзональном турнире. Большинство из них прокомментировано самими участниками турнира. Вступительная статья освещает ход борьбы и затрагивает отдельные интересные моменты этого соревнования шахматистов тринадцати стран мира.

  • Ways of Grace

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    Inspired by Arthur Ashe’s bestselling memoir Days of Grace, a collection of positive, uplifting stories of seemingly small acts of grace from across the sports world that have helped to bridge cultural and racial divides. Like many people of color, James Blake has experienced the effects of racism firsthand—publicly—first at the U.S. Open, and then in front of his hotel on a busy Manhattan street, where he was tackled and handcuffed by a police officer in a case of "mistaken identity." Though rage would have been justified, Blake faced both incidents with dignity and aplomb. In Ways of Grace he reflects on his experiences and explores those of other sports stars and public figures who have not only overcome adversity, but have used them to unite rather than divide, including: Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi, a Pakistani Muslim and Amir Hadad, an Israeli Jew, who despite the conflicts of their countries, paired together in the 2002 Wimbledon men’s doubles draw. Muhammad Ali, who transcended racism with a magnetic personality and a breathtaking mastery of boxing that was unparalleled. Nelson Mandela, who spent twenty-seven years in prison for his commitment to social reform, peace, and equality yet never gave up his battle to end apartheid—a struggle that led to his eventual freedom and his nation's transition to black majority rule. Groundbreaking tennis legend Arthur Ashe, who was a model of courage, elegance, and poise on the court and off; a gifted player who triumphed in the all-white world of professional tennis, and became one of his generation's greatest players. Weaving together these and other poignant and unforgettable stories, Blake reveals how, through seemingly small acts of grace, we can confront hatred, bigotry, and injustice with virtue—and use it to propel ourselves to greater heights.

  • The Draw of Sport

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    The sports cartoon flourished as an art form during the middle of the 20th century. Many metropolitan newspapers had their own full-time cartoonists to decorate their sports sections, and feature syndicates employed the biggest stars. Murray Olderman is one of the last survivors of this vanished media species. But he was also different than most of his peers, in that he was trained as a journalist, and over the past 70 years (his career began in 1947), he wrote as often as he drew. As a nationally syndicated columnist, Olderman met and in many cases got to know most of the greatest sports personalities of the 20th century, going back as far as Jesse Owens and Babe Ruth, up to present-day superstars like Tiger Woods and Kobe Bryant. The Draw of Sport compiles, in art and text, over 150 of Olderman’s favorite personalities (of an estimated 6,000 potential subjects) from the sporting world. Each full-page illustration is accompanied by Olderman’s own personal reminiscences of those illustrious stars. Amongst the many names readers will recognize: Abdul-Jabbar, Ali, Berra, Chamberlain, Dempsey, Elway, Koufax, Lombardi, Mantle, Robinson, and Wooden.

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